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November 6, 2021

They Can Either Increase or Decrease Your Vehicle’s Value

A vehicle shines a light on its owner’s personality. Your car can reflect some aspects of your attitude, practicality, and the way you approach life based on its make and model and the condition of its interior and exterior.

That is why some vehicle owners add their personal touches to their cars, modifying them to make them stand out. Some do it to improve their vehicle’s performance while others do it solely to enhance their vehicle’s looks.

Your car’s resale value is affected by the modifications you make. It also depends on the buyer or the market you’re advertising your car in. If you’re selling to a market that’s into body modifications or performance mods, you can expect to sell your car at a high price, factoring in your expenses for the mods. However, if you’re selling to someone looking for a regular car for their daily commute, you can expect the buyer to be not so keen on paying for a higher price for your vehicle.

Not all modifications are bad. Some minor mods may not affect your car’s resale value. To help you identify which ones can have a noticeable impact, Veteran Car Donations has listed below five of the major mods that can affect your car’s resale value.

  1. Body modifications

That new spoiler or hood may not look as dazzling to others as it does to you. Consider just taking the body mods off, retouching any nicks in the paint on the car, and selling them separately

  1. Exhaust mods

Loud mufflers serve no purpose and are a sure-fire way to decrease your car’s value. Either revert to a stock exhaust before selling your car or find someone who also likes being the center of attention.

  1. Aftermarket rims

As long as you have good taste in choosing the design of your aftermarket rims, you can expect to sell your car for more than its resale value. If you don’t have good taste, then just keep the original rims.

  1. Car lights

Not everyone is a fan of your blue headlights. Light changes can decrease your car’s value, but not too much if it’s only the bulbs that need replacing. If it’s the lenses, then it’s an entirely different story.

  1. Engine mods

You will have a hard time selling a car with a modified engine to someone looking for a daily commuter. Even if you’ve spent thousands of dollars boosting your car’s engine performance, it may be hard to find interested buyers for your car if it has a modified engine.


Can’t Find a Good Buyer for Your Old Car? Donate It to Us!

If you can’t find a good buyer for your old car, you can still dispose of it most satisfactorily by simply donating it to us at Veteran Car Donations. We will use your donation to improve the lives of the struggling veterans in your community while giving you the chance to enjoy a highly rewarding donating experience.

We’ll put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits provide life-changing assistance to former service members who are homeless, disabled, jobless, and physically or mentally ill.

They use the funding that we give them to sustain their delivery of financial assistance, free medical treatment, employment opportunities, housing assistance, family support, and other essential services to deserving veterans and their families.

Donating to us is quick and easy. We won’t hassle you with unnecessary steps or complicated paperwork. All you have to do is contact us.

You won’t go home empty-handed after making your donation. You’ll receive precious rewards such as the free and fast towing of your unwanted vehicle wherever you had it parked or stored anywhere in the country.

Your charitable contribution will also entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

Perhaps more importantly, your act of charity will give you a feeling of intense satisfaction, knowing that you’ll be helping transform the lives of the hurting heroes residing in your community.

To learn more about our quick and straightforward donation process, check out our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, call us at 877-594-5822 or send us a message here.


Help Support Our Neglected Heroes Today

When you donate a vehicle to us, we will make sure that your gift will impact the lives of the neglected and underserved heroes and their families in your community. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now! 

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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